Monday, November 24, 2008

Hey all! Just a quick update. Yesterday I competed in the Rio state bjj comp. I was straight to the final with only one other chick in my weight category but I won non the less and scored myself a gold medal... whoo hoo Rio champ! But even more whoo hoo cos Master Wilson told Minol to give me my brown belt so now I´m a brown belta how crazy. It´s great training here with Master Wilson. He knows so many techniques it´s crazy. At his academy there are three Masters who train at once on Saturdays. That´s pretty awesome! Ápart from training we´ve been checking out the shopping centres, the markets and last week we attempted to see the sights but it was too cloudy so instead we went to an all you can eat brazilian restaurant and mmmmmn, SO GOOD. Specially the dessert. Chels, I think of you all the time here cos there are SO MANY WALLS which would be awesome for photos. Anyway, LOVE TO YOU ALL! Little boy is crazy. Still no teeth... haha!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Well, what a week. We came back into Rio (the drug capital of the world thanks Collette) for training this week and it turned out to be an interesting week for my poor little munchkin. Last week he had a bit of a rash which I was told was heat rash. Then this week he had a fever and was very very sooky but I was told that it was teething. This lasted three days. THEN he got a big rash again all over his body. I then decided we really needed to get it checked out. So yesterday we discovered he has Rubella (however it´s spelt!)!! Lucky he´s over the worst of it and is recovering wonderfully. He is back to his happy cheerful cheeky self thank goodness! Such a nightmare though when your baby is unwell. So much for teething!! Minol still hasn´t got any! How exciting for Kobe and Rowan...haha!! I´m really missing family and friends right now and can´t believe it´s only been three weeks... how many to go?!! I´m excited though, tomorrow we´ll catch up with Anker who´s staying in Barra. He´ll stay with us over christmas so that´ll be great! Back to the beach house on Saturday, can´t wait. Gotta get back to the pool where I can tan so I can be browner than Collette this summer. Hehe. Ooooh, great to hear Simone had her little bubsie exciting and CONGRATULATIONS! Mum, I will call you tonight!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Wow, it feels like we´ve been gone for ages, but it hasn´t even been two weeks! I´m missing home and friends but am being very looked after. Unfortunately I don´t think I´ll be able to post any pictures. I´m using an internet cafe place. Brazil is an amazing place, I wish I could post pics of this place! We´re staying at Minol´s family beach house for most of our time here and going to Rio to train every now and again so it´s nice and relaxing here away from the city. It was Minol´s birthday yesterday and our first anniversary- Minol bought me flowers (in a pot) for the first time! We had some yummy brazilian dessert to celebrate. For those of you who have had the brazilian pudding we´ve made... look out! I´ll be coming home with the chocolate version! YUMMO! Baby Minol is really getting big. He´s enjoying swimming in the pool, chasing Ebano the dog, TEETHING, ok, so he´s not enjoying teething. Either am I! Generally he´s good but gets pretty sooky. He loves climbing and pulling himself up on things, especially the gate to talk to Ebano. Once again, love to you all, will post again soon!!!